This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.
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A small glimpse into the other side. Unspoken words painted loudly on canvases, bringing shame into the light. This book is a reflection of my world, of my surroundings. It echoes a different type of truth, the uncomfortable kind. It gives voice to the forgotten, it shows the world in the eyes of a black woman, a black man, a black heart.
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1977.
At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.
In this stunningly creative debut “filled with well-drawn characters…and smoldering passion,” (Booklist) Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history’s most infamous pirate—Blackbeard. When Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There’s just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back. Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curaçao—her mother’s birthplace—when she’s trapped in England? From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teach’s father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England forever—or follow their hearts and stay together.
In this riveting supernatural thriller, an empathic former police detective's presence in a remote Southwestern area summons ancient, demonic forces. Alone, outnumbered, and with few outside resources to call on, Annie O'Brien is faced with evil beyond reckoning. And all the odds are against her...
Black Hearts: The Development of Black Sexuality in America examines both the historical aspect of Blacks and sexuality as well as other sexual and relationship issues facing Blacks in America today such as Black skin color (light vs. dark), Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Blacks, Black gays, lesbians and Homophobia, Black sexual relationships and Black sexual stereotypes and their effect on Black Sexuality.
Do you understand now why I have no need for mirrors? My memory - the curse of all sinners, even those who feel only occasional remorse - is flawless. When I look into it I see what I really am... Look into the mirror Discover the colour of your heart From the author of the bestselling The Last Time I Saw Mother comes a compelling story of dark emotions and dreadful longing. On her grandmother's death, Christina Hidalgo receives an unexpected legacy - the sprawling mansion Casa Aragon, her childhood home; the prison she escaped from six years ago. It is a poisoned gift: filled with angry memories, fears and sadnesses. And yet Christina accepts it. For the time is now ripe for revenge and this house is a weapon she intends to wield against her beautiful, vain and scheming sister Serena; her grandmother's favourite, her grandmother's creation. But in the dark rooms of Casa Aragon, Christina must confront and overcome not only her manipulative sister, but her formidable grandmother who seeks to rule them both from the grave. Then finally she must stand before the priceless Medina mirror that has gazed upon this family for generations and discover the true colour of her own heart...
"Simon paid off the driver and turned to follow Mrs Twite. But she seemed to have locked the door behind her and, as he rattled the latch unavailingly and then rapped the locker, something dark and suffocating was forced down over his head and a pair of hands gripped his throat." Simon, coming to London to study painting with his old friend Dr Field, finds he has vanished without trace. Determined to discover what lies behind his disappearance, Simon is trapped in a fiendish plot. Why has his landlord got guns in his cellar and how does one deal with his irrepressible daughter, Dido . . .?
A mysterious invitation to the Black Hearts Club has Vickie reeling with curiosity. Is this a chance for her to have fun, or is there a mystery for her to solve? In order to find out more about the Black Hearts Club, Vickie keeps secrets from George. Will this cause their marriage to break down, or can they find a way forward?
Black Hearts - Golden Wings is a gripping saga of two young lovers set against the daredevil flying days of early crop dusting. It is the time of hotrods and rock-n-roll. A bittersweet romance between Jack, a young pilot, and Sheila, his amorous high school beauty, is a carefully kept secret from her parents. Late night rendezvous, impassioned love, and a rival for the young girl's heart bring an explosive atmosphere to each chapter. Between family confrontations, Jack and the pilots of his father's business cheat death on a daily basis. Flying just feet off the ground, using venerable, patched-together bi-plane trainers of World War II, they spray and dust the crops of California's fertile San Joaquin Valley. In nerve-shattering aerial sequences you will fly along with these brave and brash aviators of a bygone era. Your emotions will be torn by suspense, love, betrayal, and tragedy. Through all the turmoil, the fervent love of two young rebels must find a way to endure.
These Black Hearted boys will ruin you... When eighteen-year-old Eva Walker enters the local Talent Showdown, she hopes it’ll will rekindle her love of music. She doesn’t expect it to ignite a fire in her heart. Rafe Hunter is everything Eva should stay away from. Tattooed, brooding, and mysterious. Not to mention the fact he’s the bassist for one of the world’s hottest rock bands. Their weekend of lust, laughter, and music, changes everything. And one thing is for certain... neither of them will ever be the same again. Box Set Includes: Rush, Rise, and Rule Eva and Rafe’s trilogy Risk an Eva and Rafe bonus scene Ruby a Black Hearts Short Story Raze a Black Hearts Short Story
There's a new ship of vampirates roaming the seas, leaving a trail of fear and devastation in its wake. When a high-profile pirate is slain, the Pirate Federation takes decisive action and begins training up a ship of dedicated vampire hunters. The team will be led by newly appointed Captain, Cheng Li and will include pirate prodigy Connor Tempest. Meanwhile, Connor's twin sister Grace enjoys a bittersweet reunion with their mother. Sally Tempest has some important and shocking news that will leave the twins facing a very uncertain future.
A Black Heart tells the gripping story of a young girls development from childhood into womanhood. The book opens with the traumatic loss of the heroine Miriams father, which leaves her at the mercy of an emotionally unstable mother. As Miriam grows older, she grapples with questions of sexuality and spirituality and the tension between them. She struggles to reconcile her practice with her Christian beliefs. The novel is set in apartheid South Africa when racism and oppression were at their height. Not only does this intensify the conflict between mother and daughter, it also creates new problems for the heroine. As the title suggests, Miriam with her white background relates differently from most of her peers to her colleagues and students across the colour line. While her choices have far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences, ultimately she triumphs when she holds firm to her own convictions. Told in Miriams voice, this novel is a compelling and sensitive portrayal of a womans coming of age, particularly in terms of her own sexuality and her growing awareness of social injustices. Despair gives way to hope as the political climate changes, and Miriams own circumstances give rise to a new beginning. A quintessentially South African novel Russell Kaschula, professor of African languages Rhodes University, South Africa
20 fairy tales hauntingly reimagined by some of today’s finest sci-fi and fantasy authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and more. Once upon a time, all our cherished dreams began with the words once upon a time. This is the phrase that opened our favorite tales of princes and spells and magical adventures. World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling understand the power of beloved stories—and in Black Heart, Ivory Bones, their sixth anthology of reimagined fairy tales, they have gathered together stories and poetry from some of the most acclaimed writers of our time, including Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, and Joyce Carol Oates. But be forewarned: These fairy tales are not for children. A prideful Texas dancer is cursed by a pair of lustrous red boots . . . Goldilocks tells all about her brutal and wildly dysfunctional foster family, the Bears . . . An archaeologist in Victorian England is enchanted by a newly exhumed Sleeping Beauty . . . A prince of tabloid journalism is smitten by a trailer-park Rapunzel . . . A clockwork amusement park troll becomes sentient and sets out to foment an automaton revolution. These are but a few examples of the marvels that await within these pages—tales that range from the humorous to the sensuous to the haunting and horrifying, each one a treasure with a distinctly adult edge.
The road of Sandra Miller’s life is strewn with the corpses of those who loved her or simply got in her way. She was born in a small town in Maine on a stormy night with thunder and lightning sent by the devil himself. She was born to be bad, and yet her evil is hidden well beneath bright green eyes and a sexual presence no man can resist. She focuses on the so-called stronger sex, weaving a web of seduction until she catches her prey, and the road of her life has been strewn with the corpses of those who loved her—and those simply got in her way. She continues on her hellish path, even entering into a miserable marriage and having a child of her own. Lust takes control, however, when she meets husband and father Joel Bemis. Joel reminds her of a man she killed years before, a fact that makes him all the more attractive. She must possess Joel at any cost, and yet for once a man sees beyond her green eyes to the darkness within. Sandra resorts to shameless stalking, and soon her behavior turns dangerous. Will Joel become another of her many victims, or will Sandra finally get what she deserves?
He’s damaged. She’s scarred. If they ever manage to face the truth, they might find the second chance they both deserve. Amy Parker-Nguyen. As a twenty-eight-year-old widow with one son, she’s determined to stay emotionally unavailable. Love is great until it ends; leaving you forever bereaved, and your outlook on life bleak and barren. After patching up her heart, she’s happy to be known as the hard-assed, single mum and occasional good time, party girl. Nate Harvie. Being a twenty-two-year-old, MMA fighter has its perks. His days are filled with a never-ending rotation of free booze, good drugs, and easy girls. Life is good—well, it was until the night he broke his cardinal rule and let Amy get too close. Now, he wants things he shouldn’t—things he can’t have unless he tells the truth. What should be a brief encounter that scratches a mutual itch grows into so much more before either of them realises. Amy becomes worried about Nate’s worsening behaviour and, before she knows it, she’s facing a choice. Will she stick around and help him or return to the safety of the lonely life she was previously sinking under? Conflict is the second book in the Black Hearts MMA series by Kylie Hillman. This is a heart-wrenching tale of fate – where a damaged man might have found his forever in the arms of a woman who thought she’d lost hers. *Non-cliffhanger, full-length novel. Can be read as a standalone, however Conflict does contain come spoilers for Brawl, Black Hearts MMA | Book One* The Black Hearts MMA series: Brawl Conflict Dissent Execute KEYWORDS: sports romance, sports romance google books, sports romance free books, college sports romance, sports romance books, sports romance google unlimited, sports romance series, sports romance free google books, sports romance young adult, sports romance audible, sports romance MMA, sports romance box set, sports romance babies, sports romance college, sports romance free, sports romance free books girls, s
- Author : Frank Moore
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1864
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:600082505
This chilling collection is an ideal choice for those late night reads you know you really shouldn’t look at. The shocking secrets and twisted plots will both captivate and disturb you. From the disconcerting to the outright scary, there’s something to unnerve the bravest of dark fiction fans. Your heart will beat that little bit faster as the Dark Hearts chase you deep into a restless sleep.